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Scripps Florida Scientists Find a Defect Responsible for Memory Impairment in Aging

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that causes long-term memory loss due to age in Drosophila, the common fruit fly, a widely recognized substitute for human memory studies.

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Time to “Just Say No” to Behavior-Calming Drugs for Alzheimer Patients? Experts Say Yes

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Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.

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Myelin-Maker: How an FDA-Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

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A University at Buffalo researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that’s already on the market.

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Joslin Scientists Find Direct Link Between Insulin Resistance in the Brain and Behavioral Disorders

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People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management.

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Sleep-Walking Neurons: Brain’s GPS Never Stops Working – Even During Sleep

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Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake tim. Such information could be useful in treating navigational problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

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Results Challenge Conventional Wisdom About Where the Brain Begins Processing Visual Information

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Results of a brain mapping study challenge conventional wisdom that the "magic" which transforms visual information into the three-dimensional world that we perceive all occurs in the visual cortex.

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New Target Identified in Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis

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Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.

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New Compounds Protect Nervous System From the Structural Damage Characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

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Pharmacological Agents Hold Promise for Several Neurodegenerative Disorders

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Study Examines Physician-Industry Conflict of Interest Issue from MS Patient Perspective

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A new study explores what multiple sclerosis patients know, or want to know, about their physician’s financial relationship with the pharmaceutical company sponsoring clinical trials.